The Lufthansa subsidiary Eurowings has expanded extremely rapidly in recent years. But this is temporarily over, because both the fleet and the number of employees are to be reduced. In the administration, 300 out of 1,000 jobs will be cut, said CEO Jens Bischof in the Düsseldorf Economic Journalists Association.
The reduction in staff at Eurowings is also intended to help the parent company to repay the multi-billion dollar government aid package “as quickly as possible”. The manager spoke little about the flying staff. This would also depend on how many Germanwings employees can stay with Lufthansa or Eurowings.
According to Bischof, the traffic performance of the previous year will be reached in 2023 at the earliest. For the coming year 2021, the Eurowings managing director expects around 90 machines. In 2019, the Lufthansa subsidiary operated 139 aircraft. The low-cost airline is currently writing a daily loss of two million euros. One could not compensate for this, said Bishop.